Sophie Hutton on Identifying and Assessing Autism

In this insightful interview, Sophie Hutton shares practical strategies for identifying, assessing and supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early years settings.
· August 18, 2023

Sophie Hutton is an award-winning specialist speech and language therapist and the owner of The Nest Therapy Limited. She provides independent assessment and interventions for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs to individual families, nurseries and schools.

In this insightful interview, Sophie shares practical strategies and interventions for supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early years settings. She covers everything from early identification and assessment to implementing effective communication strategies and sensory diets.

In this session you’ll:

  • Discover the unique set of behaviours that make up an autism diagnosis and how to spot the early signs
  • Learn about Gestalt language processing and how it differs from analytic language processing in children with ASD
  • Uncover practical strategies for supporting communication, engagement and regulation in children with ASD
  • Find out how to work effectively with parents to ensure consistency between the setting and home
  • Gain insights into the importance of sensory diets and how to implement them for individual children’s needs

Tune in to this fascinating interview with Sophie Hutton to discover practical strategies and interventions you can start using today to support children with ASD in your early years setting.

This episode was originally broadcast on the 18th of August 2023.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/TheNestatCanterburys/
https://www.instagram.com/the_nest_nursery_/
https://www.canterburysnurseries.com/
https://widgitonline.com/en/home
http://www.ginadavies.co.uk/parents-services/professional-shop/foundation/

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/diagnosis/diagnostic-tools/all-audiences
https://www.asha.org/practice-portal/clinical-topics/autism/echolalia-and-its-role-in-gestalt-language-acquisition/
https://www.elklan.co.uk/

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